Despite a highly publicized season with much controversy surrounding race, fans are still tuned into The Bachelor and are seeing it through to the end. One lady who has become a fan favorite is Michelle Young.
Young joined later in the season along with four other new contestants. Despite getting a late start in the competition, she’s the only new constant from the batch of four who remains in the running for James’ affection.
But with many believing James selects another suitor in the end, many are hoping to see more of Young in the future. Fans of the show have already chosen her as the lead for The Bachelorette in season 17.
Until the final outcome is revealed, here’s what we know about Young so far:
She’s a talented athlete
Young impressed fans and James when she dropped to the ground and did a few pushups after being offered a rose in a recent episode. James noted Young’s “good form.” Her ability to do pushups effortlessly can be attributed to her athleticism. Young played Divison 1 basketball at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois from 2011 to 2015.
She’s an educator
While James may be a businessman, Young works as a teacher. Her most recent job was as a fifth-grade teacher in Bloomington, Minnesota. Working with kids could be a plus in a future relationship with James. It shows patience and nurturing ability.
She’s new to Instagram
While other contestants like Rachael Kirkconnell have had past social media posts come back to haunt her, Young hasn’t had that problem. She recently joined Instagram in 2020. Her reason for not being on the social media outlet may be due to her role as an educator.
She has simple requests from her future love
Young doesn’t have a long list of requirements in terms of what her man has to look like or how much money he has to make. Instead, she focuses on the fundamentals. “Her dream man is confident but not cocky and will look at her as his equal in all things,” her ABC bio reads. “Michelle has big dreams for the future and says she wants a man by her side that is supportive and driven to make the world a better place. She is looking for the superman to her superwoman and says that, together, she hopes that she and Matt can fall in love and change the world.”